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A Case is theofficialmethodofhandling
a replytoaninquirywhenstudy
indicates
that the Code wording needs clarification,or when the reply modifies the existing requirements
newmaterials or alternativeconstructions.
ofthe Code, or grantspermissiontouse
ASMEhasagreed to publishCasesissued bytheB31
Committeeconcerning B31.1 as
partoftheupdate
service to B31 . l . Thetext of proposed newandrevisedCasesand
in Mechanical Engineering forpublicreview.
A
reaffirmationsof currentCasesappear
notice also appears in Mechanical Engineering whennewandrevised
Cases are approved.
Cases and annulments,
Newandrevised
Cases, as wellasannouncementsofreaffirmed
thenappearinthenext
update. All Cases currently in effect at thetimeofpublicationof
the1989Editionofthe
Code wereincludedintheupdatethatimmediately
followed,
Editions,allCases
Interpretations No.14andCasesNo.
9. As ofthe1992andlater
currently in effect at the time of publication of an Edition
are included with it as an update.
1998
Cases No. 25,which is theupdatethatwasincludedafterthelastpageofthe
Edition, contains the following Cases.

159

153

147

145
146-1

164

151

165 I54 163

168

161

Cases 155-1, 156,157, 158, and 160, whichwereincluded


in thefirstupdatetothe
1995Edition(Cases No. 20).wereallowedto
expire.Case 166, whichwasincluded
thethirdupdate(CasesNo.22),was
also allowedtoexpire.
The page numbers for the Cases supplements included with updates to the 1998 Edition
start with C-1and will continue consecutively throughthelastupdatetothisEdition.
Casesaffected by thissupplementareasfollows:
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159

Case

13

in

The

Location

(1) Reaffirmed:
November
1998
(2) New expirationdate:November30,
2001

153Case

(1) Reaffirmed:August1998
(2) New expirationdate:August

C-

31,

2001
C-17, C-I8

Case 162

(1) Reaffirmed:September1998

(2) New expirationdate:September30,


2001

169

Case

C-27

Case

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STD-ASME B 3 L - L CASES NO. 2b-ENCL

CASES OF THE CODE FOR PRESSURE PtPING

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- B31

B31 CASE 169

B31 CASE 169


Use of Seamless Red Brass Pipe (UNS C23000) With Drawn General Purpose (H58)Temper Conforming to ASTM B43
Approval Date: January 1998

This Case shall expire on January 31, 2001, unless previously annulled or reaffirmed

Inquiry: May seamless red brass pipe (UNS


C23000)manufacturedtoASTMB
43 withdrawn
general purpose (H58)temper be used for B31.I constructionthreadedboilerexternalpiping(BEP)connectedtoboilersconstructedtotherequirements
of
ASMEBoilerCode,Section
I, Parts PMB or PEB?

Reply: Yes, provided all of the following conditions


aremet:
(a) all requirements of ASME B3 1 . I ;
(b) theallowablestressvalueslisted
in the ASME
B3 1 . I Code shall not be exceeded;
( c ) maximumallowablestresses in Table 1 are not
exceeded;
( d ) thisCodeCaseshallbereferencedintheSC1
DataReport.

TABLE 1
Specified
Minimum
Tensile,
ksi

Spec. No.
~~

MaximumAllowable Stress Values in Tension,ksi, forMetal Temperature


up to and Including 450F

-20 to 150
100

200

250

300

350

400

450

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.0

7.0

5.0

2.0

~~

Seamless Pipe and Tube


40

8.0

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CASES OF THE CODE FOR PRESSURE PIPING

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B31 CASE 170


PWHT Exemptions for P-Nos.4 and SA Materials for ASME B31.1 Construction
Approval Date: March 1999

This Case shall expire on March 31, 2002, unless previously annulled or reaffirmed

Inquiry: Whatadditionalexemptiontopostweld
heattreatment maybetakenfor
P-Nos. 4 and5A
materialsused for ASME B3 1.1 construction?

Reply: An additional exemption maybetakenfor


nominal pipe sizes greater than NPS 4. All other rules
for exemption in Table 132 for P-Nos. 4 andSA shall
remain in effect.
If thisCaseisusedonboilerexternalpiping,the
in theManufacturers
Casenumbershallbeidentified
DataReport Form.

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ASME CODE FOR PRESSURE PIPING, B31

B31.1
B3 I .2'
B3 I .3
B31.4
831.5
B3 I .8
B3 I .9
B31.11

Power Piping ......................................................................................................................


FuelGasPiping .................................................................................................................
Process Piping ....................................................................................................................
Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids2 .............
Refrigeration Piping ...........................................................................................................
Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems .........................................................
Building Services Piping ...................................................................................................
Slurry Transportation Piping Systems ..............................................................................

I998
1968
I999
1998
1992
I995
1996
1989 (R1998)

B31G-1991 Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines: A


Supplement to ASME B3 1 Code for Pressure Piping

NOTE:
(1) USAS B31.2-1968 was withdrawn as anAmericanNaiionalStandard

on February 18, 1988. ASME will continue to make available USAS

B3 I .2-1968 as a historical document for a period of time.

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